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Cases J. 2009 Nov 23;2:9077. doi: 10.1186/1757-1626-2-9077.

Topical Calendula officinalis L. successfully treated exfoliative cheilitis: a case report.

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Department of Biosciences and Oral Diagnosis, São Paulo State University - UNESP, São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil.

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Authors describe a case of recurrent exfoliative cheilitis that responded to treatment with a standardized topical preparation of Calendula officinalis L. An eighteen-year-old man was referred to UNESP - São Paulo State University, Department of Biosciences and Oral Diagnosis, São José dos Campos Dental School to investigate a chronic dry scaling lesion on his lips. The patient's main chief was aesthetic compromising. Corticoid therapy was suspended and Calendula officinalis ointment 10% for ad libitum use has been prescribed. The results presented allow the authors to consider Calendula officinalis L. as a potential therapy in cases of cheilitis exfoliative.

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